McEwen wins Tour of Majorca stage two

Robbie McEwen Tour of Majorca stage 2

Tour of Majorca photo gallery, by Graham Watson>>

Veteran Aussie sprinter Robbie McEwen (Katusha) has won the second stage of the Tour of Majorca, from Cala Millor to Cala Bona.

McEwen edged ahead of fellow Aussie Graeme Brown (Rabobank) to take the sprint. Guillaume Blot (Cofidis) was third. McEwen now takes the overall race lead

Coupled with yesterday's win by Gert Steegmans, the Russian Katusha team has now clocked two out of two on the Balearic isle.

McEwen's win is his second of the year, having opened his account in the Cancer Council Classic in Australia in January.

Tomorrow's third stage starts in Pollensa and finishes in Puerto de Alcudia after 182.6km of racing. The stage features three climbs, so may not be one for the pure sprinters.

TOUR OF MAJORCA: STAGE TWO RESULTS
1. Robbie McEwen (Aus) Katusha 176.5km in 4-09-02

2. Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank

3. Guillaume Blot (Fra) Cofidis

4. Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas

5. Koldo Fernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi

6. José Fco Pacheco (Spa) Contentpolis-AMPO

7. Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Quick Step

8. Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank

9. José Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne

10. Joaquin Sobrino (Spa) Burgos Monumental-Castilla Y Leon all at same time

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION:
1. Robbie McEwen (Aus) Katusha 6.44.44

2. Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank

3. Koldo Fernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi

4. José Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne

5. José Pacheco (Spa) Contentpolis-AMPO

6. Guillaume Blot (Fra) Cofidis

7. Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank

8. Eric Baumann (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse

9. Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step

10. Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia all at same time

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RELATED LINKS

Tour of Majorca photo gallery, by Graham Watson

Stage one: Steegmans wins

2009 Tour of Majorca preview

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Nigel Wynn
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.